In Audit
May 2nd, 2018
Have you always wanted to see what an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigational take down of a healthcare fraud scheme is like? Now is your chance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) has a “This is Real” series of podcasts, which takes you undercover with OIG special agents as they work ...
In Audit
Apr 18th, 2018
Last June, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an ongoing effort to enhance transparency. One of its efforts has become updating the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan monthly, rather than annually. Another step HHS took to increase compliance transparency is by providing new tools and resources for the public to ...
Feb 8th, 2018
The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) ongoing target of opioid fraud and abuse of taxpayer’s money will continue as the U.S. opioid crisis continues. The latest takedown was Rodney Moret, MD, age 67, who was sentenced to “75 months’ imprisonment for participating in conspiracies to distribute prescription pills illegally and to defraud,” according to the ...
Are you thinking about adding to your current credentials? Are you unsure which one to go for, next? The answer to that question isn’t the same for everyone. Ask yourself a few questions and do your research. The questions below can help most individuals quickly narrow down their list of potentials. (Side note: Did you ...
Jul 12th, 2016
As promised, here are a couple more terms that address physician vacancies and the billing nuances associated with them. Reciprocal Billing A reciprocal billing arrangement is one in which one physician agrees to cover another’s physician’s practice on a short-time basis (60 continuous day limit) when the regular physician is absent. This arrangement may be reciprocated (paid ...